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    Gilbert Arenas arrested with a car full of illegal fireworks

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    Gilbert Arenas as been out of the NBA for a couple years now, but he is still finding a way to make some explosive headlines.

    Arenas was arrested in Los Angeles with a carload of illegal fireworks, and if there is a celebrity arrest you can bet on TMZ being on the spot. They have the report.

    Law enforcement sources tell us Arenas was pulled over by California Highway Patrol around 2:30 AM in Los Angeles for speeding in a Ford pickup — but officers immediately saw that the truck was filled with fireworks … sitting in plain sight in the bed and cab of the truck.

    We’re told Arenas was arrested and will be booked for possession of illegal fireworks, and cited for speeding — he was allegedly doing 80 mph — and driving without a license. It’s unclear exactly how much fireworks were in the truck, but it was enough that LAPD bomb squad was called to handle the illegal booty.

    Los Angeles has pretty restrictive fireworks laws — there is a lot of dry brush that can catch fire in and around the city that was built on a desert. Los Angeles is also just a few hours from areas where you can buy all the illegal fireworks you can afford (and if you’re willing to drive into Mexico you can get pretty much anything short of an ICBM).

    Speeding and driving without a license can get you in trouble in roughly 50 states.

    I feel obligated to mention Arenas was suspended for most of a season after bringing a gun into the Wizards locker room and allegedly threatening Javaris Crittenton. But you knew that already.

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    Well atleast he found a hobby that involves less jail time.

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    If you were asked "what (former) NBA player is most likely to get arrested with a truck full of illegal fireworks?" Gilbert Arenas should be one of your first guesses.

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    Man, that sounds straight out of Trailer Park Boys.

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    If you were asked "what (former) NBA player is most likely to get arrested with a truck full of illegal fireworks?" Gilbert Arenas should be one of your first guesses.
    Really? Not Ron Ron?
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    Nothing like speeding while breaking the law to keep a low profile.

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    that seems about par for the course for gilbert

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    The police must be bored. Who gets arrested for fireworks? Granted, I'm not familiar with L.A., but our Police wouldn't waste their time with such a petty arrest.

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    The police must be bored. Who gets arrested for fireworks? Granted, I'm not familiar with L.A., but our Police wouldn't waste their time with such a petty arrest.
    They have more reason to be concerned. If a firework causes a fire in Indiana you aren't likely to cause much damage. In California you might burn down a whole forest.

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    The police must be bored. Who gets arrested for fireworks? Granted, I'm not familiar with L.A., but our Police wouldn't waste their time with such a petty arrest.
    If you haven't figured it out yet California is strapped for cash so ya they try to fine and ticket as much as possible.

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    The police must be bored. Who gets arrested for fireworks? Granted, I'm not familiar with L.A., but our Police wouldn't waste their time with such a petty arrest.
    Getting pulled over for speeding and then not having a license will get you arrested anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble1 View Post
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    If you haven't figured it out yet California is strapped for cash so ya they try to fine and ticket as much as possible.
    Evidentially. Can you imagine the look on the Arenas' face when they told him that they were going to arrest him for the fireworks?

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    Default Re: Gilbert Arenas arrested with a car full of illegal fireworks

    What? I thought this was America.

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    Only true thugs get arrested for fireworks.
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    Only true thugs get arrested for fireworks.
    LMAO...love it.

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    When arrested, he had his hands inside of his shirt.

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    Smothered Chicken!

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    Default Re: Gilbert Arenas arrested with a car full of illegal fireworks

    what is the difference between legal firework and illegal firework?

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    what is the difference between legal firework and illegal firework?
    big ones basically. In Califronia it seems like ones that leave the ground and are over 10 inches in length. save your TWSS pictures.

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    save your TWSS pictures.
    lol.

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    GILBERT ARENAS
    CHARGED FOR ILLEGAL FIREWORKS
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    Ex-NBA star Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a crime for transporting more than 100 pounds of dangerous fireworks right before the 4th of July ... and could face serious jail time, TMZ has learned.

    We broke the story ... Arenas was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on June 27 for speeding ... and during the bust, cops say they found more than 100 pounds of fireworks.

    Arenas was arrested -- and now, we've learned he's been charged with misdemeanor possession of dangerous fireworks without a permit.

    Law enforcement tells TMZ ... because he had more than 100 pounds of bang bang, he faces up to 1 year in county jail and up to $10,000 in fines.

    TMZ cameras were rolling during the bust -- as the LAPD bomb squad (carefully) removed the explosives from Gilbert's Ford truck.

    Arenas is due in court for the matter next month.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/05/gilber...#ixzz2e8DFx2Jf

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    Classic Arenas right there. Who buys illegal Fireworks before 4th of July? Who the **** does he think he is? He should be out doing...whatever it is people on this board think athletes should be doing and not celebrating the 4th.
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    Only true thugs get arrested for fireworks.
    I don't get it.
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    The police must be bored. Who gets arrested for fireworks? Granted, I'm not familiar with L.A., but our Police wouldn't waste their time with such a petty arrest.
    have you watched the news at all in the past two weeks? You know that Rim Fire? Thats why fireworks are illegal in California.

    And from the sounds of it, the fireworks Gilbert had are illegal in most states.

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